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Monday, 14 December 2015

☀☄ Happily Ever After: A Day in the Life of the HEA: Rook & Ronin [8] - J.A. Huss

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Happily Ever After: A Day in the Life of the HEA, a New Adult Contemporary Romance by (, Science Future Press, 87 pages).

This is the eight book in the Rook & Ronin series.
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PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details about each title in the series. 

Author J.A. Huss will be awarding ten Signed copies of HEA AND Original Cover for Tragic, PLUS, four $25 gift cards to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.  


Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

Life in Rook & Ronin’s world has been bliss for fifteen years. Rook, Veronica, and Ashleigh are still BFF’s raising their kids together. Ronin, Spencer, and Ford have managed to go legit and stay out of trouble. And they have a pack of kids running around the eight thousand square foot Vail mansion they all share for the holidays—begging for gifts, and fun, and love.

But every HEA has problems.

Five is fifteen and getting ready to go off to college. He’s put it off as long as he could in order to stay close to Princess Shrike, but his stay of execution is over and in three weeks he’s off to Oxford. But Five can’t leave until he gets the only thing he’s ever wanted. The heart of his Princess.

Ford and Ashleigh never had any more children after Five. And now that Kate is sixteen, Ashleigh is out of her head with desire for just one more chance to have a baby in the house.

Rook and Ronin have two beautiful daughters, but Sparrow is growing up too. And she just got a job offer that has Ronin crazed with paternal worry.

And Spencer is the father of a fifteen-year-old princess who looks way too much like her Bombshell mother for his comfort level.

Join the whole Rook & Ronin gang for a Team Christmas you will never forget.

There are SEVEN BOOKS in the Rook & Ronin series before this one. This is not a standalone. Rook & Ronin Series & Spinoffs.


Teaser: Excerpt

wearing that black bra and panty set that I love so much. It’s a signal we’ve had over the years. Oh, the lingerie is new. I gave it to her last night as a hint of what I’ve been craving. I do every once in a while when the sex gets too normal, just to spice things up. And if she puts it on, I know she’s in the mood.
     She put it on when she came back to bed from helping Ronnie with her baby.
     God, I love her.
     Ashleigh kneels down in front of me, her eyes trained on mine. I’m sitting on the bed wearing black silk pajama pants and I’ve been hard since I realized she was up for some fun. She puts her hands on my thighs, her palms down. Just the warmth from her touch makes me impatient. We don’t do this a lot. Kids, work, dogs… these things have been interfering with our sex life for the last fifteen years. But Kate is sixteen and Five is fifteen, so their needs have become less time-consuming.
     We’ve had lots of spare time lately.
     “What do you want to do this time?” I ask her. “Spankings?” I waggle my eyebrows at her.
     “Um…” She hesitates. “Maybe.”
     “Hmmm. You’re not excited about it?”
     “Well, whatever you want is fine.”
     “Fine? Since when do we use the word ‘fine’ to describe sex?”
     “Well, I was just thinking—”
     “Don’t kneel then, Ashleigh. If you’ve got something on your mind I don’t want to be looking at you on your knees.” I pull her up and place her on the bed next to me. “Just tell me. You have something else in mind?”
     “Well,” she says, climbing in my lap and placing her hands on my shoulders. “I don’t know if I need all that exciting stuff anymore. You know? I just like being near you, Ford. We can have sex any way you want and I’m happy. Just the thought of climbing into bed with you gets me excited.”
     “So you don’t want the kinky shit right now?” I’m kind of confused. She put the lingerie on. That’s the signal. But if she wasn’t thinking about sex, then she must want something else.
     I slip my hands behind her neck and pull her close so we can kiss. Her mouth is soft and her lips are plump against mine. I want to bite them so bad.
     “I like the spankings. We can do that if you want.”
     “Hmmm,” I say. “But it’s not on the top of your list?”
     She shrugs.
     “Well, that’s no fun, Ash. What kind of sex do you want then?”
     “I don’t want sex today. I want love.”
     Awww. “I can do love, love.” My fingers slip under the silky bra strap and slide it down her shoulder. Her skin still prickles with anticipation when I touch her. Every single time. “You want slow, huh?”
     “Yes,” she whispers.
     “You want tender?”
     “Yes,” she giggles. “I want slow and tender.” Her hand slips down my shoulder, dipping and rising along the curve of my biceps. Her nails dig into my skin and I grow harder just at the thought of making her feel loved.
     “Should we go on a date today?” I ask, sliding the other bra strap down so her full breasts begin to spill out of the cups. I squeeze them gently and kiss her mouth. “Should we take a ride on the gondola for old times’ sake? Or get a room at the Travel Saver Motel and fuck like teenagers?”
     She nips my lip as I talk and then her tongue slides in. “Maybe.”
     “Should we go eat at the diner and risk bumping into people who will tell you about my atrocious childhood?”
     “That’s an idea.”
     “Should we say fuck everyone and get on the road and drive to Vegas so we can hold hands in the aquarium?”
     “That was the best week of my life,” she sighs, pulling back a little.
     “Me too. I mean, we’ve had a lot of great weeks, but that week was so special.”
     “Sometimes I wish we could go back, you know? Back to the beginning and redo all those things that brought us together.”
     “I don’t need to go back to feel that way, Ashleigh. I like our present. I like you, and the kids, and the house, and the jobs, and everything. It’s all perfect. Why go back and start again?

Happily Ever After
A Day in the Life of the HEA

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The Series: Rook & Ronin

Rook & Ronin and its spin-offs are listed below. The Rook & Ronin series should be read in order,as listed. The spin-offs (with the exception of Guns) can be read as stand-alone titles. Happily Ever After is the eight book in this series and should be read after the books listed below.

Rook & Ronin: || Tragic ||  Manic || Panic ||
Ford & Ashleigh: || Slack || Taut ||
Spencer & Veronica: || Bomb || Guns ||

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Tragic: Rook & Ronin [1]

How far are you willing to go to start over?

Rook Walsh is homeless, jobless, and down to her last ten bucks when opportunity knocks her in the head and delivers a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his studio that she's got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model Ronin, and he knows exactly what to do to make her blush for Antoine's camera. Her luck changes in an instant and suddenly she's got more attention and exposure than she can handle--both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

[Published 16 December 2013, 246 pages]

Manic: Rook & Ronin [2]

TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future--Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It's three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike's paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine's camera, and three months of twenty-four-hour filming for Spencer's Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute... what reality show? Maybe she should've read that STURGIS contract a little closer? ;)

Sure, Rook's bank account is overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Rook's new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy it.

[Published 23 July 2013, 252 pages]

Panic: Rook & Ronin [3]

Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.

Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.

Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?

[Published 17 December 2013, 322 pages]

Slack: A Day in the Life of Ford Aston: Ford & Ashleigh [0.5]

This is a prequel to TAUT: The Ford Book, and can be read as a standalone novella.

Ford Aston is not too picky about what he wants out of Christmas. He’s not into this holiday—like at all. He doesn’t do presents, or family dinners, or parties, or church.

He does pets. And he’s got one lined up for Christmas Eve. In fact, it’s the highlight of his day. And if he can get through drop-in visits, nosy twelve year olds, an inappropriate conversation with his best friend’s girlfriend, dinner with a family that’s not his, and a party at his mother’s house—well, he might just get home in time to enjoy himself with a stranger and make it all OK.

[Published 17 December 2013, 104 pages]

Taut: The Ford Book: Ford & Ashleigh [1]

This is a stand-alone novel.

Ford Aston is known for many things. Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps "pets" instead of girlfriends.

And after Rook broke his heart, he plans to keep it that way.

Ashleigh is known for nothing, and that's exactly what she's got going for her. She's broke, stranded in the mountains with a three month old baby, and Ford Aston is screwing with her head.

Big. Time.

And she plans to mess with his right back.

It's a coy game at first, filled with flirting, and innuendo--but Ford soon realizes something is not quite right with Ashleigh. In fact, something is seriously, seriously wrong and the closer they get to their final destination, the closer Ford gets to the truth.

One night of devastation, self-loathing, and emptiness turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ford Aston. But one day of in-your-face reality threatens Ashleigh's whole existence.

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About Ford and the Rook & Ronin series:
Ford first appears in Rook and Ronin #2, Manic. He has a bigger role in Panic, R&R #3, and then he has a novella, called SLACK. This TAUT book is only FORD. It's not really part of the R&R series, as that plot has all been sidelined for this one romance book.

[Published 18 January 2014, 422 pages]

Bomb: A Day in the Life of Spencer Shrike: Spencer & Veronica [1]

This is a prequel to Guns: The Spencer Book, and can be read as a standalone novella.

Spencer Shrike is a plotter. Known for his ingenious, albeit illegal, plans that keeps the Team running efficiently and out of jail, he carries this same love of order into his personal life. He’s kept his long-time main squeeze on the sidelines for years as he builds the Shrike Bikes empire.

Veronica Vaughn is an explosion ready to happen. Ronnie lives in the here and now. She lives for today. She knows what she wants, and she wants it now. And right now Ron the Bomb Vaughn wants Spencer shrike to leave her the hell alone. She’s done playing his game. She’s done waiting around. She’s moving forward with her own plots, plans, and dreams and she’s moving forward tonight. Ron the Bomb is finally—finally—gonna get some satisfaction.

Too bad Spencer Shrike is standing in her way.

[Published 15 February 2014, 104 pages]

Guns: The Spencer Book: Spencer & Veronica [2]

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ALL THE OTHER BOOKS, STOP. Go back and read the books you skipped, including the novellas. Every book has clues and plot points, so if you have skipped books you will probably be lost immediately. :)

Spencer Shrike is a man with a plan. Get in. Get out. Move on. He loves Ron the Bomb, and her safety is the only thing on his mind. But life is a tricky bastard. And conning criminals for the better part of ten years brings its own set of problems. Sure, Rook lied her way out of a sticky situation, covering for Ronin, Ford, and Spencer’s crimes in the process. But not everyone is buying her story and Spencer is desperate to figure out who’s in town setting them up for a fall.

Veronica the Bombshell Vaughn has put up with Spencer Shrike’s shit for years and where has it gotten her? A big fat nowhere. No ring, no house, no kids, and no promises. In fact, Spencer is worse than ever—distant and moody. She’s done sitting at home, pining over a man she can’t have. She’s tired of being ignored and she’s coming out swinging.

Now there’s another man in town with his eye on her. He’s got secrets too, and he’s more than willing to share. She’s ready to jump ship. Because the last thing on Spencer’s mind is a relationship, and Ron the Bomb has had enough.

The entire Rook and Ronin series comes full circle. Every con, every lie, and every skeleton in the closet is back for one final shot at vengeance and the only way to set it right… is with GUNS.

[Published 29 March 2014, 328 pages]

About the Author

JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances.

She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems.  JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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